Monday, December 31, 2007

Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today for the 3rd time this season after scoring 21 pts and having 7 rebs, 2 asts, 1 stl and 1 blk while helping UConn defeat Hartford 70-24. What is so impressive is that in only 31 minutes, Moore ended the game only 3 points shy of Hartford's total for the game on 9-12 shooting (3-5 3pt).
1/1 Connecticut Huskies (11-0)

Results: Connecticut 82, Army 33
Player of the Game: Sr. SG Mel Thomas
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. PF Charde Houston
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Points Off TO's: UConn 34, Army 7
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Army Black Knights.

TV: CPTV, 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 29, 2007

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (10-0)

Results: Connecticut 70, Hartford 24
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Points in the Paint: UConn 36, Hartford 2
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Hartford Hawks.

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm (Geno Show 6:00 pm)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Good News: 1/1 Tennessee lost at 4/5 Stanford over the weekend 73-69 in OT opening the door for Connecticut to move up in the polls to Number 1 for the first time in the post-Taurasi era. The UConn women returned to the #1 spot for the first time since Feb. 2004 in both the AP poll (49 of 50 #1 votes) and ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll (29 of 31 #1 votes).
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (9-0)

Results: Connecticut 85, San Diego State 53
Player of the Game: Sr. C Brittany Hunter
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 53, San Diego State 25

Friday, December 21, 2007

Game notes (pdf) for today's game at San Diego State Aztecs.

TV: CPTV, 11:00 pm

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bad News: Greene is done for the season. She tore her right ACL during the South Carolina game and will have surgery on Friday. The only good news that came out of UConn today was that she is still eligible to redshirt this season and will have two years remaining when she returns. Our prayers go out to her and her family and we hope for a fast and full recovery.

Monday, December 17, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (8-0)

Results: Connecticut 97, South Carolina 39
Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: TO's: UConn 6, South Carolina 23
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. South Carolina Gamecocks.

TV: CPTV, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (7-0)

Results: Connecticut 75, Virginia 45
Player of the Game: Sr. C Brittany Hunter
Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. C Brittany Hunter
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Blocks: UConn 13, Virginia 2
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Virginia Cavaliers.

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm (Geno Show 6:30 pm)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (6-0)

Results: Connecticut 80, BYU 34
Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. SF Kalana Greene
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: FT Shooting: UConn (8-24) 33%, BYU (5-10) 50%
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. BYU Cougars.

TV: CPTV, 7:00 pm

Monday, November 26, 2007

Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today for the 2nd straight week after averaging 13.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, and 3.7 apg and helping UConn to a 3-0 record last week as well as earning MVP honors in the 2008 Paradise Jam.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (5-0)

Results: Connecticut 74, Duke 48
Player of the Game: Sr. SG Mel Thomas
Co-Defensive Players of the Game: Sr. SG Mel Thomas/Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: FG%: UConn 53%, Duke 36%
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 8/9 Duke Blue Devils.

TV: CPTV/Fox College Sports, 8:30 pm

Friday, November 23, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (4-0)

Results: Connecticut 86, Old Dominion 43
Player of the Game: Sr. C Brittany Hunter
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Points in the Paint: UConn 52, Old Dominion 28
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Old Dominion Lady Monarchs.

TV: CPTV/Fox College Sports, 8:30 pm

Thursday, November 22, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (3-0)

Results: Connecticut 66, Stanford 54
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 48, Stanford 34
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 4/4 Stanford Cardinal.

TV: CPTV/Fox College Sports, 8:30 pm (Geno Show 8:00 pm)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Moore was named Big East Freshman of the Week today after averaging 26.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 4.0 spg, and 2.5 bpg in her Husky debut and helping UConn to a 2-0 record last week.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's Official!!!! Welcome the Storrs, Ladies!!!!

All the L.O.I. are in!!!! A consensus Top 5 recruiting class plus the Top recruit for the 3rd straight year...Go Geno & staff!!!! The Class of 2008 recruiting class includes the consensus #1 recruit 6'5 SF Elena Delle Donne, consensus Top 10 recruit 5'11 SG Caroline Doty, consensus Top 20 recruit 6'0 SG Tiffany Hayes, and consensus Top 75 recruit (Top 40 by all except Blue Star) 6'5 C Heather Buck. Geno speaks on the recruits here, here, and here. (consensus - ASGR, BallX, Blue Star, and HoopGurlz)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (2-0)

Results: Connecticut 91, Holy Cross 36
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Rebounds: UConn 50, Holy Cross 25
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Holy Cross Crusaders.

TV: CPTV, 7:30 pm

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Maya Moore Era officially began yesterday!!! And it started off with a bang!!! The freshman sensation had the best debut ever by a UConn freshman with 21 pts., 10 rebs., 4 asts., 4 stls., and 2 blks. to lead UConn to a 98-35 victory over Stony Brook. UConn also received great performances out of Thomas (21 pts. and 4 rebs.) and Charles (16 pts. and 6 rebs.) on their way to their 12th straight home opening win.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (1-0)

Results: Connecticut 98, Stony Brook 35
Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: TO's: UConn 10, Stony Brook 29
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Stony Brook Seawolves.

TV: CPTV, 2:00 pm (Geno Show 1:00pm)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (0-0)

Results: Connecticut 119, SCSU 58
Player of the Game: So. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: Points in the Paint: UConn 88, SCSU 12
Game notes (pdf) for today's exhibition game vs. 2 Southern Connecticut State Owls (DII).

TV: none (Husky All-Access only)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The AP preseason poll was released today. Defending National Champions Tennessee are the unanimious #1 with all 50 1st place votes followed by Connecticut, Rutgers, Maryland, and LSU to round out the Top 5. The Big East tied a record with 7 teams being ranked in the AP preseason poll.

AP Preseason Poll:
1 Tennessee (50)
2 Connecticut
3 Rutgers**
4 Maryland
5 LSU*
6 Oklahoma
7 Stanford*
8 North Carolina*
9 Georgia
10 Duke^
11 Texas A&M
12 Arizona State
13 California
14 George Washington
15 Baylor
16 Ohio State
17 Michigan State
18 West Virginia*
19 Florida State
20 Pittsburgh*
21 Louisville*
22 Texas
23 Vanderbilt
24 Notre Dame*
25 DePaul*

*UConn opponent
^Potential UConn opponent (in Paradise Jam)

Friday, November 02, 2007

2 Connecticut Huskies (0-0)

Results: Team USA 90, Connecticut 74
*Player of the Game: Jr. PG Renee Montgomery
*Defensive Player of the Game: Sr. PF Charde Houston
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SF Maya Moore
Stat of the Game: FT Shooting: Team USA 21-26 (81%), Connecticut 11-23 (48%)

*I chose UConn players because it was an exhibition and I focused on who played the best for UConn only and not necessarily the game
Game notes (pdf) for today's exhibition game vs. USA Senior National Team.

TV: CPTV, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The USA Today/ESPN Coaches' preseason poll was released today. Defending National Champions Tennessee led the way with 26 1st place votes followed by Connecticut, Rutgers, Maryland, and LSU to round out the Top 5.

USA Today/ESPN Preseason Poll:
1 Tennessee (26)
2 Connecticut (4)
3 Rutgers**
4 Maryland
5 LSU* (1)
6 Oklahoma
7 North Carolina*
8 Stanford*
9 Duke^
10 Georgia
11 Texas A&M
12 Arizona State
13 George Washington
14 California
15 Baylor
16 Ohio State
17 Vanderbilt
18 Michigan State
19 Florida State
20 Purdue*
21 Pittsburgh*
22 West Virginia*
23 Louisville*
24 Texas
25 NC State

*UConn opponent
^Potential UConn opponent (in Paradise Jam)
Wow!! I can't believe it's been exactly one year since I started this blog. Happy 1st Anniversary to ME!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Suprise! Suprise!! Connecticut was picked to win the 2007-08 Big East Conference Regular Season title in a poll voted on by the league coaches. Connecticut was the unanimous pick by all the coaches except for Geno (who can't vote for his own team--so he voted for Rutgers). Louisville's Angel McCoughtry was tabbed as the 2007-08 Preseason Big East POTY and Connecticut's Maya Moore was tabbed as the 2007-08 Preseason Big East FOTY. Eleven players were named to the 2007-08 Preseason All Big East Team including Connecticut's Charles and Montgomery and 3 were named honorable mention including Connecticut's Houston.

2007-08 Preseason Big East Poll:
1. Connecticut (15)
2. Rutgers (1)
3. West Virginia
4. Pittsburgh
5. Notre Dame
6. Louisville
7. DePaul
8. Marquette
9. South Florida
10. Seton Hall
11. St. John's
12. Villanova
13. Syracuse
14. Cincinnati
15. Providence
16. Georgetown

2007-08 Preseason All Big East Team:
Matee Ajavon, Rutgers, Sr., G
Charel Allen, Notre Dame, Sr., G
*Essence Carson, Rutgers, Sr., F/G
Tina Charles, Connecticut, So., C
Krystal Ellis, Marquette, Jr., G
*Angel McCoughtry, Louisville, Jr., F
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut, Jr., G
*Olayinka Sanni, West Virginia, Sr., C
Kia Vaughn, Rutgers, Jr., C
*Marcedes Walker, Pittsburgh, Sr., C
Shavonte Zellous, Pittsburgh, RS-Jr., G
* - unanimous selection

2007-08 Preseason All Big East honorable mention:
Allie Quigley, DePaul, Sr., G
Charde Houston, Connecticut, Sr., F
Kia Wright, St. John’s, Sr., G

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Now that the 2007-08 WCBB season has officially started, here is MY 2007-08 Pre-season Top 25:

1. Tennessee
2. Connecticut
3. Rutgers**
4. LSU*
5. Maryland
6. Duke^
7. North Carolina*
8. Stanford*
9. Oklahoma
10. Texas A&M
11. Arizona State
12. West Virginia*
13. George Washington
14. Pittsburgh*
15. Georgia
16. Baylor
17. Notre Dame*
18. Ohio State
19. California
20. Louisville*
21. Michigan State
22. Texas
23. Florida State
24. Vanderbilt
25. Purdue*

*UConn opponent
^Potential UConn opponent (in Paradise Jam)

Friday, October 12, 2007

The USA Senior National Team qualified for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with a victory in the gold medal game over Cuba, 101-71, in the 2007 FIBA Americas Tournament down in Valdivia, Chile. They were led by Diana Taurasi who had a double-double with 15 pts. and 12 rebs. and 18 pts. from Tina Thompson. Sue Bird (5 pts. & 3 asts.) and Swin Cash (2 pts. & 2 rebs) were also members of the team.

7 of 12 spots taken for 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics:
(August 8-24, 2008)
Host - China
World Champion - Australia
Africa - Mali
America - United States
Asia - Korea
Europe - Russia
Oceania - New Zealand

Teams* in the 2008 Olympics Qualifying Tournament:
(June 9-15, 2008)
Africa (2) - Senegal & Angola
America (3) - Cuba, Brazil, & Argentina
Asia (2) - Japan & Chinese Taipei
Europe (4) - Spain, Belarus, Latvia, & Czech Republic
Oceania (1) - Fiji

*the Top 5 advance on to the olympic games
The 2007-08 SEASON has ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!

The Huskies will begin their quest for title #6 (and #1 for this group) tonight at UConn's First Night at 7:30pm in Gampel. A live webcast (paid subscription required) will be shown on the NEW Husky All-Access site (a free archive webcast will be available). The Husky All-Access site will televise post-game news conferences as well as the Nov. 6th Exb. Game vs. Div II National Champion Southern CT State Uni.

For Geno & Co. it will be business as usual, as the team focuses to get back to the Final 4 and of course, win the National Championship. This will be the last chance for the Seniors to make it past the Elite 8. The team held its annual Media Day on Wed., and Geno says McLaren has made to most remarkable change of anyone, Dixon is faster than lightning (she broke Abrosimova's mile run record), Charles physically looks great after offseason shoulder surgery, and Houston is getting herself geared up for a big finish!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

In recruiting news, Geno is showing no signs of letting up on the rest of the country by taking a visit down to Sugarland, Texas to pay a visit to the #1 prospect in the 2009 class, 6'6 C Kelsey Bone. While it was exciting for her and her mother that Geno showed up in person, her mother (Kim Williams) admits that her daughter will go through all the steps of the recruiting process with her eyes wide open and there is no favorite in sight.

And here's a closer look at rest UConn seems to be focusing in on for 2009 (which will have 4 scholarships open).

Monday, September 17, 2007

Congratulations Phoenix Mercury and of course Diana Taurasi (and Kelly Schmaucher) for winning the 2007 WNBA Championship!!! The former UConn great DT along with Finals MVP Cappie Pondexter (Rutgers) and 2006 WC MVP Penny Taylor (Australia) led the Mercury to their 1st Championship and in lightning-quick, dramatic fashion.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bad News Alert!! :( UConn-commit Caroline Doty tore her ACL playing in a H.S. soccer game and will come up to Connecticut to have surgery late in October. You can hear the disappointment in her words, but she's a fighter. Her focus now is her freshman year at UConn. Good Luck CD!! Take your time and come back stronger and better.

Monday, August 27, 2007

THE BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR:

The #1 Recruit in the country for the 3rd year in a row has just verbally committed to play for the UConn Huskies. 6'4 SF Elena Delle Donne will follow Tina Charles and Maya Moore to the Storrs campus and make her debut in the blue and white in the Fall of 2008. EDD says she plans on rooming with longtime teammate and friend UConn-commit 5'10 SG Caroline Doty. She chose UConn over Tennessee, Middle Tenn State, and Villanova. Welcome to Storrs, EDD!!!!

BUT.....

She wasn't the only big name recruit to verbal to the Huskies over the weekend. In-state recruit and reigning CT H.S. Player of the Year, 6'4 C Heather Buck, committed to UConn on Saturday. She chose UConn over Maryland, Stanford, and Holy Cross. Welcome to Storrs, Heather!!!!

The 2008 Recruiting class now sits at 4 with one scholarship left and an offer still on the table for 6'3 PF Chelsey Lee out of Miami, FL (an AAU teammate of UConn-commit 5'11 SG Tiffany Hayes). Lee will make her official visit to Storrs during the Huskies' First Night (Midnight Madness and the SuperShow rolled into one night) along with Hayes and Delle Donne.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Three Huskies donned the USA red, white, and blue jersey this summer and all 3 returned home with GOLD!!!

First, Seniors Mel Thomas and Charde Houston helped the USA Pan Am team to a gold medal in the 2007 Pan Am Games down in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Thomas averaged 8.3 ppg in 16 mpg off the bench in 3 games and Houston averaged 4.8 ppg and 5.0 rpg in 14 mpg off the bench in 4 games (although she did have one start).

Then Freshman Maya Moore led the USA Under 19 team to a gold medal in the 2007 Under 19 World Championships for Women in Bratislava, Slovakia. Moore averaged a team leading 16.3 ppg to go along with 6.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.9 spg, and 0.9 bpg in 23.2 mpg. In the gold medal game, Moore had 19 pts., 13 rebs., 6 asts., and 3 stls. (all game highs).

GO UCONN!!!! GO USA!!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I tried to stay away from the UConn-Tenn series ending drama for as long as possible, but the recent articles involving Tenn's allegied attacks at UConn's recruiting tactics have just plain P'd me off. In my honest opinion, I do NOT believe for ONE milla-Second that UConn did nor has done anything wrong in the recruiting battle for past and current un-named recruits (left un-named b/c I personally feel it is wrong to involve them by name even if some names have become public already). For whatever reason, Tenn has decided to not renew the series and they are the ones left with having to look at themselves in the mirrors every morning. It is a shame that women's college basketball as a whole will be damaged GREATLY FOREVER by this decision, but the decision has been made. Maybe the WCBB world will rally together and show their undeniable displeasure with this decision and call for some action.

SO I SAY TO ANYONE WHO READS THIS POST AND IS UPSET WITH THE DECISION TO END THE UCONN-TENN SERIES, SEND YOUR THOUGHTS........HERE!!!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Today, Houston and Thomas were named to the 2007 PanAm Games USA Basketball roster. They will compete down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starting on July 20th.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Injury update:

Charles progressing nicely from right shoulder surgery. Still no contact until August. Continuing to work with the left hand.

Friday, July 06, 2007

In UConn recruiting news, Elena DelleDonne has cut her list down to 4. She has also decided to take a 2-month hiatus from the competitive basketball world (which by the way I think should be mandatory for all competitive athletes throughout their respective careers, to decrease injury and burnout as well as increase passion and commitment for their sport - SO KUDOS TO YOU EDD!!!). The Final 4 schools still in the running for the Phenom's services are Connecticut, Middle Tenn State, Tennessee, and Villanova. All have been kindly asked by EDD to not contact her at all during this 2-month period or they risk jeopardizing her decision to attend their school.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

AND DONE!!!

The perennial UConn-Tenn game is OVER. No reason (as if any would be good enough) was given by Tennessee officials on why they decided NOT to renew the series contract. Also over, is the inaugurial ESPN Women's College Game Day that would have featured the game on ESPN instead of CBS. UConn will replace the series be renewing their series with SEC-rival LSU.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Seniors Houston and Thomas and incoming freshmen Moore and Dixon have been invited to the USA Basketball trails in Colorado Springs, CO May 17-20. Houston has a shot at the U21 and PanAm squads, Thomas the PanAm squad, and Moore and Dixon will fight for spots on the U19 squad. Rumor has it Montgomery and Greene declined invites for unspecified reasons.

Also, Geno Auriemma, Connecticut was just named the Vice President of the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) under President Sherri Coale, Oklahoma for 2 years beginning in August 2007 upon which he will succeed Coale and become (only the 3rd male) President for 2 years beginning in August 2009.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Most of the 2007-08 UConn Schedule has been released...the Huskies will open with a home meeting against Stony Brook on Nov. 11th. They will also play an exhibition game against the newly crowned but coachless D-II Women's Basketball National Champions SCSU. The annual Rutgers home and away rivalry will continue for the 3rd straight year in the New Big East.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Just one more honor for Mrs. Maya Moore...

Today she was named (Suprise, Suprise!!!) 2006-07 USA Today National H.S. Player of the Year and 1st team All USA Today. Her coach Tracy Tipton won Coach of the Year as well. UConn recruit Elena DelleDonne comes in at a surprising member of the 3rd team (I think everyone expected her to be higher...I think her team's record may have played a part and the fact that she's only a junior...not that either were justifiable reasons).

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Today Taurasi was named Superleague Player of the Month for March 2007 in the Russian Superleague. Taurasi & company recently added Bird's WNBA Seattle Storm teammate Lauren Jackson to their Spartak Moscow roster for the Superleague playoffs which start April 14th and go until May 10th.
In some coaching news, UConn Assistant Coach Jamelle Elliott is interviewing for the Fairfield head coaching job tomorrow while it is rumored that UConn head coach Geno Auriemma has contacted Penn State on behalf of Associate Head Coach Chris Dailey for their head coach vacany. Boy, would the sidelines at Gampel (and the HCC) look VERY, VERY different next season.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Yet another H.S. Player of the Year honor for incoming freshmen Maya Moore. Today she was named the 2007 Parade Magazine H.S. POTY and to the Parade All-American 1st team. UConn commit Caroline Doty was named to the 2nd team and fellow incoming UConn freshmen Lorin Dixon was named to the 3rd team.
HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Now that the 2006-07 WCBB season is now officially over (Congratulations Tennessee Lady Vols on #7!!!), I offer MY 2007-08 Pre-season Top 25:

1. Tennessee
2. Connecticut
3. Rutgers
4. LSU
5. Maryland
6. Duke
7. North Carolina
8. Stanford
9. Notre Dame
10. Oklahoma
11. Arizona State
12. Texas A&M
13. Georgia
14. George Washington
15. Pittsburgh
16. West Virginia
17. Baylor
18. DePaul
19. Ohio State
20. California
21. Louisville
22. Michigan State
23. Texas
24. Purdue
25. Vanderbilt

Sunday, April 01, 2007

With the WNBA season on the horizon, it's time to update former UConn stars playing overseas until May.

Today Abrosimova, Bird, Taurasi and Russia's Spartak Moscow won the 2006-07 Women's Euroleague Championship defeating fellow USA Senior National teammate and WNBA rival Washington Mystics DeLisha Milton-Jones and Spain's Ros Casares 76-62. Watch the video interview here with Taurasi & others. Taurasi finished with 23pts., 5rebs., 3asts., and 1stl. Fellow Spartak and USA Senior National teammate and WNBA rival Houston Comet's Tina Thompson finished with 24pts. and 8rebs. was named MVP of the Final 4 and scoring champ of the Euroleague at 21.1ppg.

Friday, March 30, 2007

The honors continue to roll in for Charles. Today she was named the 2006-07 USBWA National Freshman of the Year joining only Shea Ralph as UConn freshmen to win the award.

Monday, March 26, 2007

1 Connecticut Huskies (32-4)

Results: Louisiana State 73, Connecticut 50
Player of the Game: Jr. C Sylvia Fowles
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. C Sylvia Fowles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Allison Hightower
Stat of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles - 0-5 FG, 1-2 FT for 1 pt, 3rebs, 1blk, 1 stl
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA tourney game vs. 3 Louisiana State Tigers.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

1 Connecticut Huskies (32-3)

Results: Connecticut 78, North Carolina State 71
Player of the Game: So. SF Kalana Greene
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Kalana Greene
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: TO's - UConn 7, NC State 14
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA tourney game vs. 4 North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The post season awards just keep piling up for All-Everything Maya Moore. Today she was named the 2007 McDonald's National H.S. POTY. She will also play in the McDonald's H.S. All American game with fellow UConn signee Lorin Dixon. The game will be televised live from Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY on ESPNU on Wednesday, March 28 at 5:30pm ET. The game will be replayed on ESPN2 on Friday, March 30 at 1pm ET for all of us dopes without ESPNU.

Chat Live with Moore today at 2:30pm ET.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

1 Connecticut Huskies (31-3)

Results: Connecticut 94, Wisconsin GB 70
Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Points in the Paint - UConn 46, UWGB 24

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA tourney game vs. 9 Wisconsin Green Bay Phoenix.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

1 Connecticut Huskies (30-3)

Results: Connecticut 82, Maryland BC 33
Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Bench Pts. - UConn 23, UMBC 3
Game notes (pdf) for today's NCAA tourney game vs. 16 Maryland BC Retrievers.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

UConn signee Maya Moore picked up her 2nd straight Naismith National H.S. Player of the Year honor today. Over the weekend, Moore lead her #1 Collins Hill H.S. team to their 3rd consecutive Georgia 5A state title, to a perfect 31-0 team, and to Full Court Press' (mythical) 2007 National Championship.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The 2007 Women's NCAA Tournament #1 Seeds:

1. Duke
2. Tennessee
3. North Carolina
4. Connecticut

UConn will face 16th seeded Maryland BC.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

2/2 Connecticut Huskies (29-3, 18-1 BE)

Results: Rutgers 55, Connecticut 47
Player of the Game: Jr. SF Essence Carson
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. SF Essence Carson
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. SG Epiphanny Prince
Stat of the Game: Points Off TO's - Rutgers 23, UConn 7
Game notes (pdf) for today's BE tourney game vs. 19/19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Monday, March 05, 2007

3/2 Connecticut Huskies (29-2, 18-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 76, Louisville 50
Player of the Game: So. SF Kalana Greene
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Points in the Paint - UConn 46, Louisville 26
Game notes (pdf) for today's BE tourney game vs. 21/20 Louisville Cardinals.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

3/3 Connecticut Huskies (28-2, 17-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 74, South Florida 54
Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Points in the Paint - UConn 42, USF 18
Game notes (pdf) for today's BE tourney game vs. South Florida Bulls.

Friday, March 02, 2007

The 2006-07 Big East awards were handed out tonight at the Big East banquet:

BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE YEAR - So. SF Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
BIG EAST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Fr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
BIG EAST COACH OF THE YEAR - Terri Mitchell, Marquette
BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jr. SF Essence Carson, Rutgers
BIG EAST MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - So. SG Shavonte Zellous, Pittsburgh
BIG EAST SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - Sr. SG Jenna Rubino, DePaul
BIG EAST/A√ČROPOSTALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE - Sr. SG Jenna Rubino, DePaul

ALL BIG EAST 1st Team:
So. PG Renee Montgomery, Connecticut

ALL BIG EAST 2nd Team:
Fr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
So. SF Kalana Greene, Connecticut
Jr. PF Charde Houston, Connecticut

ALL BIG EAST Freshmen Team:
Fr. C Tina Charles, Connecticut
Fr. PF Kaili McLaren, Connecticut

Thursday, March 01, 2007

In recruiting news, UConn received its 2nd verbal commitment today from 5'11 SG Tiffany Hayes from Winter Haven H.S. in Florida. Those who watched the T-Mobile Invitational to watch UConn-signee POTY Maya Moore saw Hayes light it up for 15th-ranked Winter Haven as they almost narrowly pulled off the upset (if not for the late-game heroics from Moore) of Collins Hill 60-58.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Charles was named Big East Freshman of the Week today after averaging 20.7 ppg, 11.0 rpg, and 2.3 bpg and helping UConn to a 3-0 record last week.
UConn routed Rutgers last night at the RAC, winning 70-44 to finish undefeated in the Big East at 16-0. (Geno's Big East POTY non-pick) Montgomery put on a (My POTY) Harding-like performance, hitting big shot after big shot to push the lead to its eventual 26-point margin. Thomas finally showed up and showed up BIG against a tough-defensive-ranked opponent (on the road) going 4-5 from 3-point range. The Big East Champions will now be the #1 seed in the Big East Tournament and play the winner of Sat.'s South Florida/Seton Hall game on Sun. at 2pm.

Monday, February 26, 2007

3/3 Connecticut Huskies (27-2, 16-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 70, Rutgers 44
Player of the Game: So. PG Renee Montgomery
Defensive Player of the Game: So. PG Renee Montgomery
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: FG % - UConn 54.3%, Rutgers 29.4%

BIG EAST REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS!!!!
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 22/18 Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

3/3 Connecticut Huskies (26-2, 15-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 92, Villanova 49
Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PG Ketia Swanier
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: TO's - UConn 6, Villanova 14
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Villanova Wildcats.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

3/3 Connecticut Huskies (25-2, 14-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 81, South Florida 67
Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Kalana Greene
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Points in the Paint - UConn 54, USF 28

*Delayed b/c I went to the game in Tampa

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Game notes (pdf) for today's game at South Florida Bulls.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Houston was named Big East Player of the Week today after averaging 21.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 5.5 spg, and 2.5 bpg and helping UConn to a 2-0 record last week.
Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird are two of the first six female basketball players ever featured in an NBA video game called NBA Street Homecourt 2007. Also featured are Lauren Jackson, Tamika Catchings, Lisa Leslie, and Sheryl Swoopes.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

4/5 Connecticut Huskies (24-2, 13-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 82, Pittsburgh 68
Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: 2nd Chance Points - UConn 26, Pitt 12
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Pittsburgh Panthers.

Friday, February 16, 2007

UConn-bound Maya Moore was named today the WBCA National H.S. Player of the Year and to the WBCA H.S. All-American game along with fellow UConn recruit Lorin Dixon. Both players also were named the the McDonald's H.S. All-American game.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

4/5 Connecticut Huskies (23-2, 12-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 84, Louisville 56
Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Points Off TO's - UConn 34, Louisville 14
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 16/20 Louisville Cardinals.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Charles was named Big East Freshman of the Week today after averaging 16.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg, and 4.0 bpg and helping UConn to a 2-0 record last week.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

4/5 Connecticut Huskies (22-2, 11-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 72, Louisiana State 71
Player of the Game: So. PG Renee Montgomery
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: 3 Pt FG% - UConn 53%, LSU 50%
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 7/7 Louisiana State Tigers.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

4/5 Connecticut Huskies (21-2, 11-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 60, Rutgers 50
Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: So. PG Renee Montgomery
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Points Off TO's - UConn 19, Rutgers 6
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 23/22 Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Charles was named Big East Freshman of the Week today after averaging 13 ppg and 11 rpg and helping UConn to a 2-0 record last week.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

5/6 Connecticut Huskies (20-2, 10-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 52, Marquette 48
Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Points Off TO's - UConn 22, Marquette 13
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 18/16 Marquette Golden Eagles.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

5/6 Connecticut Huskies (19-2, 9-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 70, Cincinnati 60
Player of the Game: So. SF Kalana Greene
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. PF Kaili McLaren
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. PF Kaili McLaren
Stat of the Game: Rebounds - Cincinnati 38, UConn 36
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Cincinnati Bearcats.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Sorry there haven't been any commentary posts in a few weeks...i'm in the process of moving to FL...the move will be complete in one week...

P.S.--thank God for CPTV hoop streams and DSL internet
Greene was named Big East Player of the Week today after averaging 17.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.0 spg, and 1.0 bpg and helping UConn to a 2-0 record last week.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

5/7 Connecticut Huskies (18-2, 8-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 64, Notre Dame 47
Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Blocks - UConn 16, Notre Dame 3
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

5/7 Connecticut Huskies (17-2, 7-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 88, DePaul 76
Player of the Game: So. SF Kalana Greene
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Kalana Greene
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Free Throws A/M - UConn 19-27, DePaul 3-6
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. DePaul Blue Demons.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Charles was named Big East Freshman of the Week today after averaging 14 ppg, 4.3 rpg, and 1.0 bpg and helping UConn to a 2-1 record last week.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

5/6 Connecticut Huskies (16-2, 6-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 84, St. John's 63
Player of the Game: Jr. Ketia Swanier
Defensive Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Blocks - UConn 6, St. John's 0
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at St. John's Red Storm.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

5/6 Connecticut Huskies (15-2, 5-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 96, Providence 53
Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: So. PG Renee Montgomery
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Points in the Paint - UConn 54, Providence 26
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at Providence Friars.

Monday, January 15, 2007

5/6 Connecticut Huskies (14-2, 4-0 BE)

Results: North Carolina 82, Connecticut 76
Player of the Game: Jr. PF Erlana Larkins
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Kalana Greene
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Rebounds - UNC 46, UConn 32
Charles was named Big East Freshman of the Week today after averaging 17 ppg, 15.5 rpg, and 3.5 bpg and helping UConn to a 2-0 record last week.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at 2/2 North Carolina Tar Heels.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

5/7 Connecticut Huskies (14-1, 4-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 76, Syracuse 45
Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Pts. off TO's - UConn 28, Seton Hall 5
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Syracuse Orange.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

5/7 Connecticut Huskies (13-1, 3-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 106, Seton Hall 58
Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Defensive Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Fast Break Pts. - UConn 41, Seton Hall 8
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. Seton Hall Pirates.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

5/5 Connecticut Huskies (12-1)

Results: Tennessee 70, Connecticut 64
Player of the Game: So. PF Candace Parker
Defensive Player of the Game: So. PF Candace Parker
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. PF Kaili McLaren
Stat of the Game: Points off TO's Tennessee 22, UConn 12
Game notes (pdf) for today's game vs. 4/4 Tennessee Lady Volunteers.

Friday, January 05, 2007

In recruiting news, Top 25 national and in-state CTPOY recruit 6'4 C Heather Buck is a once-in-a-lifetime player, person according to those around her. Her list of schools of interest include UConn, Duke, Notre Dame, and Michigan State.
UConn vs. Tennessee...its a rivalry even TV views as the best...at least in ALL of women's sports. The CT post looks inside the rivalry, at head to head meetings, and Thomas' shooting slump. The game Saturday will bring two former teammates friends back on the court together and bonds the two schools (more than they'd ever like to admit).

Thursday, January 04, 2007

After having yesterday off, the Huskies prep for the Lady Vols beginning in practice today. A good sign for UConn is the play of Houston on Tuesday night since she is a key for their offense on Saturday. Rebounding and physical intensity has Summitt wary, but Tennessee is taller at almost every position...so that might not be such a problem from them. One thing all the Huskies need to do as a team Saturday is get a good start, or they may find themselves in a big hole they might never be able to get out of. Tennessee has now won 2 in a row against UConn and will be looking to remain undefeated against us in the post-Taurasi era. We have the personnel to put a stop to their little streak, but everyone needs to bring their 'A' game, hit shots, not turn the ball over, stay out of foul trouble, and obviously be/get/stay healthy. Speaking of healthy, there is no word yet on the status of Hunter, who will be needed to calm the nerves of our first year posts.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Last night, UConn scrapped its way to a win over the quick, physical Mountaineers. Led by Houston, Greene, and Charles, the Huskies put together another late-1st half run that put the game away as UConn toppled West Virginia 63-44. Houston broke out of her mini-slump to find a rhythm and finish with 16 pts. and 9 rebs. while Greene burnt them with the same back door play 3 times to finish with 15 pts. and 9 rebs. Charles came off the bench to finish with another double-double (this time against a good center and defender...Sanni) 13 pts., 12 rebs., and 2 blks. The turnover prone Huskies used a 25-6 run to end the first half, but managed to score only 23 pts. the entire 2nd half.

They now turn their sole attention to Tennessee for Saturday's annual grudge-match and hope to finally have a healthy Hunter back on the court to help in the middle. WVU coach Carey says UConn is more physical than Tennessee but they have more 3-pt shooters, and we should continue to kick it inside and try to get Parker in foul trouble...I have a feeling it will end up being the typical UC-UT game where nothing happens or goes how it was supposed to based on the scouting report.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Future Husky Maya Moore is Sports Illustrated.com's Primetime Performer for December 2006.
5/5 Connecticut Huskies (12-0, 2-0 BE)

Results: Connecticut 63, West Virginia 44
Player of the Game: Jr. PF Charde Houston
Defensive Player of the Game: So. SF Kalana Greene
Freshman Player of the Game: Fr. C Tina Charles
Stat of the Game: Fast Break Pts. UConn 2, WVU 0
McLaren was named Big East Freshman of the Week today after averaging 10.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg, and 3 bbg and helping UConn to a 2-0 record last week.
UConn heads to Morgantown today to take on the Mountaineers. In what will be her homecoming, Montgomery is happy to be coming home. While her partner in crime, Swanier, is confident and no longer just a back-up. Geno had hoped for tonight to be the return of Hunter, but with her knee still bothering her yesterday she didn't participate in practice and is now questionable for the game. He is also hoping the fog lifts tonight on Houston, who has seemingly disappeared in the offense since the return from exam break.
Game notes (pdf) for today's game at West Virginia Mountaineers.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Yesterday, the Huskies gave their coach an end of the year gift...heartfelt no. 600 in the win column. They even showed their feelings for their coach after the game by spelling out CONGRATS 600! on each player. Led by freshmen posts McLaren and Charles (both had double-doubles), as UConn rolled over Sacred Heart going away 82-40. McLaren made her 1st career start finishing with career highs in pts. (14), rebs. (15), and mins. (27). 600 came easy for Geno as he pushed all the right buttons for his two HS All-Americans. Geno becomes the fastest coach in women's Div. 1 history to reach 600 wins club.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!